Silk Road Adventure 15 Days Experience Tour

Tour Code: BJ-ME-SILK-04

Duration: 15 Days

Visit: Beijing,Urumqi,Turpan,Kashgar,Xian,Shanghai,Dunhuang

Note: The adventure of the brilliant natural scenery, time-honored historical relics, mysterious cultures and exotic customs at cities of Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar and Urumqi along the legendary Silk Road will bring you unforgettable experience an ...

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Beijing &Tianjin 6 Days Muslim Tour

Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

The adventure of the brilliant natural scenery, time-honored historical relics, mysterious cultures and exotic customs at cities of Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Kashgar and Urumqi along the legendary Silk Road will bring you unforgettable experience and memories. Also the exploration of the essence of Beijing and Shanghai will add much more highlights to this amazing tour.

  • Muslim Special Offer
  • Private transfers and tour guide
  • Hutong tour experience
  • Silk road exploring
  • West-North part of China
 
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Beijing

    Arrival in Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Beijing Capital International Airport

    Meals:

    Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Beijing Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza Hotel Beijing Tourist ★★★City Inn Happy Village Hotel

    You will be warmly welcomed by our guide at the airport. Our guide will transfer you directly to the hotel for check in. Have a good rest.

    Beijing Capital International Airport:
    Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport serving Beijing.

  • Day

    02

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Hutong tour by a rickshaw,Yandaixiejie,Muslim Supermarket,Tongrentang

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Beijing Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza Hotel Beijing Tourist ★★★City Inn Happy Village Hotel

    Today your Beijing exploration will begin with the famous landmark Tiananmen Square. The Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world and can hold over one million people. With its historical significance, it is is often considered as a national symbol in China.

    Next we will proceed to the Forbidden City. It is the best-preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. With the magnificence of royal architectures and imperial treasures, Forbidden City is a must-visit attraction in Beijing.

    After lunch, we will go to Niujie Mosque to do prayers. As the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing, Niujie Mosque is a must-visit mosque for Muslims. Its grand size of architectures with a mixture of Islamic and traditional Chinese culture has made it outstanding among mosques in Beijing. Then we will visit Muslim Supermarket, the largest Muslim supermarket in Beijing selling various kinds of Muslim food and Muslim featured products. 

    Next scheduled activity is a rickshaw ride at Hutongs. Hutongs are alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. As an important cultural element of old Beijing, Hutongs are great choices for people to get to know Beijing local history and culture.

    After that we will go to Yandaixiejie to get a deeper understanding of ancient Beijing culture. Yandaixiejie is a famous ancient street in Beijing. There are numerous stores and shops lining on both sides of the street selling various kinds of antiques and souvenirs.

    At last, we will have a stop at Tongrentang. The Tongrentang is a famous pharmacy’s store selling various kinds of traditional Chinese medicines.

    After dinner, our guide will take you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    03

    Beijing

    Beijing

    Attraction & Activities:

    Great Wall of Juyongguan Section,Madian Mosque,Summer Palace,Beijing Olympic Greens,Wangfujing Walking Street

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Crowne Plaza Wangfujing Beijing Deluxe ★★★★Park Plaza Hotel Beijing Tourist ★★★City Inn Happy Village Hotel

    After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to visit Juyongguan Great Wall. As one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall in China, Juyongguan Great Wall is a popular destination for people to explore the spectaculars of the Great Wall. Surrounded by mountains, Juyongguan Great Wall is featured by its surrounding beautiful views of verdant trees and blossoming flowers.

    After lunch, we will go to do prayers at Madian Mosque. The Madian Mosque is one of the famous mosques in Beijing. It is featured with typical Chinese traditional courtyard styled architecture and quiet environment.

    Afterwards, we will move to visit Summer Palace. It is the largest and the most well-preserved royal park in China. Having a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces, Summer Palace attracts tourists for its natural beauty and historical sites.

    Next we will have a stop at Beijing Olympic Green. There you will appreciate several unique and stunning architectures including Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, Ling Long Pagoda and so on.

    The last stop for today will be Wangfujing Walking Street, where you can have a feast for various kinds of delicious local Beijing snacks and specialties, and also find interesting souvenirs and gifts at the numerous shops there.

    At last, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    04

    Beijing-Urumqi

    Beijing-Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to airport transfer(Beijing), Airport to hotel transfer(Urumqi),

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch,Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Miramar Urumqi Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Tuha Petroleum Urumqi Hotel Tourist ★★★Eastern Dragon Hotel

    After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport and you will take flight to Urumqi. When you arrived in Urumqi, our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Feel free for leisure for the rest of the day.

  • Day

    05

    Urumqi-Kashgar

    Urumqi-Kashgar

    Attraction & Activities:

    Heavenly Lake,Tartar mosque, hotel to airport transfer(Urumqi), Airport to hotel transfer(Kashgar)

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Wenzhou International Hotel

    This morning, our guide will transfer you to appreciate the enchanting Heavenly Lake at first. Heavenly Lake is a famous scenic spot in Xinjiang. It is located at the mountainside of the Bogda Peak which is the highest peak in the east range of Tianshan Mountain. The Heavenly Lake is also called "Pearl of Tianshan Mountain" for its enchanting scenery by local people. The Heavenly Lake boasts its fairy natural scenes, including the crystal water, pleasant climate, silvery mountains, and colorful wild flowers. At the same time, the relic of the Quaternary Period Glacier, rare birds and animals, glaciers, special landscapes and rich resources in Heavenly Lake area are great for science exploration.

    After that we will move to visit Tartar Mosque. Urumqi Tartar Mosque is one of the main mosques in Xinjiang. It is located in the southern end of Jiefang Road. Covering an area of 3,000 square meters, the Tartar Mosque is able to hold one thousand people doing prayers with its four prayer halls. The constructions of Tartar Mosque is characterized with typical Asiatic style with spacious corridors in the opposite and both sides of the main hall, and an exquisite minaret built on the top center of the building. Now the Tartar Mosque is a main religious activity center for local Muslims of Uighur, Kazakhstan, Tartar, Uzbek and other ethnic groups.

    Afterwards, our guide will bring to the airport for flight to Kashgar. Our guide in Kashgar will meet you at the airport and bring you to the hotel for check in.

  • Day

    06

    Kashgar

    Kashgar

    Attraction & Activities:

    Idkah Mosque,Abakh Hoja Mausoleum

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Wenzhou International Hotel

    Today our sightseeing will start with a visit to the famous Id Kah Mosque. Id Kah Mosque is located on the central square of Kashgar city. It is one of the biggest mosques in China. The mosque is a group of old Islamic constructions with strong ethnic style and religious features. The whole complex consists of the courtyard, the Hall of Prayer, and the gate tower and some other attached structures. The Id Kah is a large center for religious activities for Xinjiang Muslims.

    Next we will proceed to visit Afaq Khoja Mausoleum. Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is located in Haohan Village which is about 5 kilometers northeast from the center of Kashgar City. The mausoleum was first built in 1640. It is the tombs for seven decades family members from the Afaq family. While this mausoleum is also known as Xiangfei’s tomb, aka the “Fragrant Concubine”, as Xiangfei’s remains was buried here. She was the granddaughter of Afaq Khoja and was forced into a marriage with the Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianong. The Afaq Khoja Mausoleum is constructed to stand peacefully in the midst of poplars and pines. This mausoleum is outstandingly featured with delicate and exquisite Islamic style. Consisted of the Tomb’s Hall, the Doctrine Teaching Hall, the Grand Mosque and the Gate Tower, this elegant and magnificent complex attracts tourists here for the appreciation of its buildings. The Grand Mosque here is a popular place for Muslims doing prayers and other activities on important days.

    After dinner, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

  • Day

    07

    Kashgar-Urumqi

    Kashgar-Urumqi

    Attraction & Activities:

    Xinjiang Regional Museum,Tartar mosque,Urumqi International Bazaar

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Miramar Urumqi Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Tuha Petroleum Urumqi Hotel Tourist ★★★Eastern Dragon Hotel

    After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and drive you to Urumqi. After arrived in Urumqi, our guide will take you to visit Xinjiang Regional Museum. The Xinjiang Regional Museum is a large comprehensive museum. With more than 50,000 collections of historic relics, this historic museum gives a perception of the brilliant history and glorious culture of Xinjiang and the ancient Silk Road. Also there are exhibitions that are related to the unique customs and culture of ethnic groups in Xinjiang.

    After lunch, we will go to do prayers at Tartar Mosque. Then we will have a free tour at Urumqi International Bazaar. The Urumqi International Bazaar is the largest bazaar in the world. This is a comprehensive bazaar combines sightseeing, trade and business, catering, entertainment, national art exhibitions and architectures. The construction of the bazaar is outstandingly featured with strong Islamic characteristics. They are constructed to reproduce the prosperity of Silk Road and also display the ethnic culture of West China. The Urumqi International Bazaar is an excellent place to have a great time for shopping and entertainment.

    After dinner, our guide will bring you to the hotel for check in.

  • Day

    08

    Urumqi-Turpan

    Urumqi-Turpan

    Attraction & Activities:

    Karez well system,Suleiman Minaret,Gaochang Ruins

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Huozhou Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Huozhou Hotel Tourist ★★★Turpan Hotel

    After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and drive to Turpan. The first destination to visit in Turpan will be Karez Well System. The karez well system was constructed by ancient people about 2,000 years ago. It is made up of wells, dams, underground canals and reservoirs in order to store water and control water flow. This great well system was constructed according to the local hot and dry climate, and has made great contribution to the prosperity of Turpan. Reputed as “the underground Great Wall”, the karez well system is a result of local people’s intelligence and wisdom.

    The next destination will be Suleiman Minaret. The Suleiman Minaret is also known as Sugong Tower. It is located 2 kilometers east of Turpan. The tower was built in 1778 and now has a long history. Sugong Tower is the largest ancient tower in Xinjiang. The tower was constructed with steel-grey bricks into the unique Islamic style, also its construction has blended the excellent traditional architectural art of Uighur. Now the Sugong Tower is a popular tourist attraction for tourists, especially for Muslim tourists because of its noted architecture of Islamic art and being the only Islamic architectural tower in China.

    Gaochang Ruins will be the last destination to visit today. The Gaochang Ruins is located at the foot of Flaming Mountain, about 45 kilometers away from Turpan. Gaochang city was first built about 2,000 years ago and was served as an important commercial and cultural center on the northern edge of the Silk Road. Undergone from prosperity to war destruction and acid weather conditions, the current Gaochang Ruins we see still stands among the Gobi desert like a shining spectacular stone. The Gaochang Ruins is consisted of an outer city and inner city with several gates, walls and ruins of temples. As a witness of the greatness and glory of Turpand and Silk Road, now Gaochang Ruins is a popular site in Turpan to learn more about the history and culture for this area and to admire the stark beauty of the ruined ancient city.

    After dinner, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

  • Day

    09

    Turpan - Dunhuang

    Turpan - Dunhuang

    Attraction & Activities:

    Jiaohe ruins, Turpan to Dunhuang

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Overnight on the train

    After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to visit Jiaohe ruins. The Jiaohe Ruins are located 10 kilometers west of Turpan atop of a 30 meters steep cliff. The shape of the ruins is like a willow leaf and is surrounded by water. It used to be the capital of the Cheshibu Kingdom, which was dated back to 2000-2300 years ago. The Jiaohe Ruins is the oldest, biggest and the most well-preserved mud building city in the world. With its unique and interesting constructions, and historical and cultural values, this earthen castle Jiaohe Ruins attracts numerous tourists there.

     Then you will visit a Uighur family to get to know the real life of local people and also you will have the chance to taste delicious local food.

    After dinner, our guide will transfer you to the railway station. You will take soft-sleeper to Dunhuang.

  • Day

    10

    Dunhuang

    Dunhuang

    Attraction & Activities:

    Echoing Sand Mountain,Crescent Spring

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Dunhuang Legend Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Dunhuang Legend Hotel Tourist ★★★Dunhuang Hotel

    When you arrived in Dunhuang, our local guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch, our guide will take you to visit Echoing Sand Mountain. Echoing Sand Mountain is a famous scenic spots in Dunhuang. With the pale golden color, these dunes are huge and some measures about hundred meters while most of them are rather stable in shape though the dunes shift recurrently. When breezes come, the sand produces gentle and dulcet sounds just like beautiful music. This is how the mountain gets its name. Here you will enjoy the fun of riding camel and sand-sliding.

    Then we will go to appreciate the stunning sight of Crescent Spring. The Crescent Spring is located 5 kilometers southwest of Dunhuang and is famous as one of the “Eight Scenes of Dunhuang”. It is also known as the “first lake in the desert”. Surrounded by sand mountains, the Crescent Spring has a beautiful oasis with traditional Chinese architecture.

    Afterwards, our guide will take you to hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    11

    Dunhuang-Xian

    Dunhuang-Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to airport transfer(Dunhuang), Mogao Caves

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Bell Tower Hotel Xian Tourist ★★★New Henderson Hotel

    The first site to start today’s trip will be Mogao Grottoes. The Mogao Grottoes, also named “Thousands Buddha Caves”, is regarded as the most valuable discovery in 20th century. It is known as the “Louvre of East”, which is outstanding for its exquisite mural paintings and statues. There are now 492 grottoes in which about 45000 square meters mural paintings and 2100 colorfully painted statues have been preserved very well. The history of Mogao Grottoes can be traced back to the “Five Hu-16 Kingdoms” period (CD304-439). Mogao Grottoes was constructed by the Prior Qin, and the subsequent dynasties rebuilt and enlarged the scope year by year. In the splendid caves, you will learn much about the evolution of China’s history.

    After that our guide will transfer you to the airport and you will take flight to Xian. Our Xian guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in.

  • Day

    12

    Xian

    Xian

    Attraction & Activities:

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses,Great Mosque,Muslim Street

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Bell Tower Hotel Xian Tourist ★★★New Henderson Hotel

    After breakfast, our guide will bring you to visit world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It is dubbed as “World’s Eighth Great Wonder” and the largest excavation of the 20th century. Those artifacts of numerous life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses with different features, facial expressions, clothing and hairstyles arranged in battle formations provide live examples to study the military, cultural and economic of the period they were made.

    Then we will move to visit Great Mosuqe. It is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Xian. Famed for its long history and unique architecture which is a combination of Islamic and traditional Chinese style, Great Mosque is a popular attraction for tourists coming to Xian.

    After that we will go to Muslim Street, a renowned Muslim community in Xian. At Muslim Street, you will not only taste numerous delicious local Xian snacks and Muslim food, also you will experience the strong Muslim atmosphere and their lives there.

    After dinner, our guide will bring you back to the hotel and you can have a good rest.

  • Day

    13

    Xian-Shanghai

    Xian-Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to airport transfer(Xian),Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Majesty Plaza Shanghai Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang Tourist ★★★Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai

    After breakfast, our guide will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for flight to Shanghai. When you arrived in Shanghai, our local guide will pick you up at the hotel and then transfer you directly to visit Oriental Pearl Tower. As one of the most important Shanghai landmarks and one of the most attractive places in Shanghai, Oriental Pear TV Tower appeals people by its unique architectural design and the alluring Shanghai views it brings.

    The next destination will be the Bund. This waterfront has been regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Also as the most popular site in Shanghai, the Bund is the best place to enjoy the view of Huangpu River and groups of architectures and skyscrapers.

    At last we will have free shopping at Nanjing Road. As China’s premier shopping street, Nanjing Road is where to experience the charm of metropolis and modernism of Shanghai. It is a paradise for shopping and recreation, you will be assured to have a great time there.

    After dinner, our guide will bring you to the hotel for check in.

  • Day

    14

    Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yuyuan Garden,Chenghuangmiao Bazaar,Xintiandi

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Majesty Plaza Shanghai Deluxe ★★★★Ramada Shanghai Wujiaochang Tourist ★★★Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai

    Today your sightseeing will begin with a visit to Yuyuan Garden. As a famous classical garden in Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden attracts people by compact and exquisite layout, and natural features of rocks, pavilions, ornamental ponds and flower walls.

    Then we will go to visit Chenghuangmiao Bazaar. There you can wander at those shops and stores, and taste original Shanghai snacks and drinks. Next we will go for a great time at Xintiandi. As a shopping and entertainment center in Shanghai, Xintiandi will get you deeply into the commercialized life in Shanghai.

    After dinner, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    15

    Depart from Shanghai

    Depart from Shanghai

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to airport transfer(Shanghai)

    Meals:

    Hotel breakfast

    After hotel breakfast, feel free for leisure until our guide escorts you to the airport for your homebound flight. WIsh you a pleasant trip back home!

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Sept. 26, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015 High Season
2-5 Persons$ 3680$ 3202$ 2873$ 911 / $ 545 / $ 423
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. Please feel free to contact our tour advisors if you need any changes of itinerary, hotel or anything else, we would adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there are more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. 
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Airfare: Domestic airfare with taxes (Beijing-Urumqi; Urumqi-Kashgar-Urumqi; Urumqi-Xian, Xian-Shanghai, Soft sleeper train from Turpan to Dunhuang)
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)